County hires ne health department director


The Marion County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Friday, Nov. 12. Chair Randy Dallke moved to hire Krista Schneider as the Marion County Health Department Director/Public

Health Officer. The hire will be effective on Dec. 20 at a monthly salary of $6,633.00 per month plus $300.00 per month on-call pay from PHEP grant funds with two weeks vacation to be banked immediately upon hire. There will be an additional $1.00 per hour equivalent granted at the end of each of the first and second years of employment with satisfactory performance.

Commissioner David Crofoot seconded and the motion carried 4-0 (Commissioner Kent Becker was absent).

The Board thanked the current Health Department staff for keeping everything running smoothly despite additional activities such as the recent Marion County Health Fair, flu clinics, COVID-19 boosters and more without a department director.

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